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A82 TULLA COTTAGE

From : 19th August 2018

To : 31st August 2018

Posted : 10th August 2018

£250,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A82 Tulla Cottage 

Works begin on Sunday 19 August for ten nights

Overnight road closures in place for safety, 9pm – 7am

Height restrictions in place on diversion routes for vehicles over 13’ 9” (4.2m)

 

 

Motorists using the A82 at Tulla Cottage, north of Bridge of Orchy, will benefit from an improved road surface as resurfacing works are set to be carried out later this month.

The surfacing improvements on a 1km section of the A82 south of Tulla viewpoint layby will involve strengthening and resurfacing the road to make it more durable and resilient against inclement weather, as well as providing a smoother and safer road for road users.  

The project will begin on Sunday 19 August, from 9pm to 7am, and will last for ten nights avoiding working on the busier Friday or Saturday nights. 

Due to the restricted width of the A82 at this location a road closure is required to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public. The A82 will be closed each night (Sundays to Thursdays each week) through Tulla Cottage from 9pm to 7am, with a diversion in place for trunk road traffic via the A85 and A828 between Connel and Ballachulish. The road will be open as normal during the day.

Drivers of high sided vehicles should note that a height restriction is in place on the diversion route for vehicles over 13’ 9” (4.2m) at the A828 Connel Bridge, and are therefore encouraged to use an alternative route during the hours when the A82 is closed.  Alternatively, vehicles in excess of the height restriction can travel along the A82 to Tulla Cottage where they, along with any motorists requiring local access only, will be stacked until they can be escorted through the work site when it can be made safe to do so although some delay should be expected. 

Consultation has been carried out with relevant stakeholders, including the Road Haulage Association (RHA), local businesses, emergency services and the local community to inform them of the works and make them aware of the traffic management that will be in place each night. 

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times, and local access will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The surfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A82 and greatly improve the surface for motorists.  

“We’ve planned the works to take place overnight and are avoiding working at the weekends to limit the impact on residents and motorists.  

“We’ve carried out consultation with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of our plans, and we’ve taken their feedback into account during the planning stages of this scheme.  

“Although the proposed works will have an impact on this section of the A82, our teams will do all they can to make sure we continue to have amnesties for local access through the site.   

“A diversion is in place so journeys can remain practical, and while this will add some time to journeys, businesses will remain open as usual in the area.  We encourage motorists to plan their route in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allowing extra time for their journey.

 “We thank motorists for their patience ahead of these road improvements.”

The road improvements at Tulla Cottage are part of a wider £24M programme of surfacing improvements across over 200 locations on the North West trunk road network for 2018.  A full programme of the surfacing repairs is available to download from the BEAR Scotland website at http://bit.ly/BEARScotRepairs, and an interactive map of the upcoming improvements is available at http://bit.ly/NWSurfacingMap.  Regular users of the A82 are encouraged to review this information in order that they are aware of forthcoming works at other locations on the A82, including between Tarbet and Crianlarich.

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

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